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goals like promoting gun safety in the wake of the newtown tragedy. this past week president obama had a pack. today thousands rallied in cities across the country to mark gun appreciation day. >> we need to enforce the laws we have. >> reporter: immigration reform is also high on the president's list. analysts say in order to get his agenda through, mr. obama will have to act quickly. >> but i think most experts in washington believe that realistically, if the president wants to accomplish big things in his second term he's got about two years to do it. >> reporter: kristen welker, nbc news, the white house. >>> for now i'm joined by david gregory, mott raider of "meet the press." the honeymoon doesn't happen in the second term but is there a reset point? >> the president was popular in the re-election, he wa in a difficult fiscal cliff negotiation where he got the tax increases he wanted. the democrats are united but he faces such quick battles particularly over the debt and over gun legislation that he'd like to pursue, there isn't much of a reset, not much of a honeymoon because th
this morning in annapolis. >> gov. martin o'malley says he strongly supports president barack obama's efforts to curb gun violence across the country, but while they wait for a national solution, he would like to put some things into place here in maryland. gun safety, mental health, and school safety. when it comes to gun safety, he said he would lead to reinstate the ban on military assault weapons. he would also like to limit the size of magazines. the third part is introduce common sense licensing for firearms in the state of maryland. when it comes to mental health, he wants to and give more money to improve mental health services including the creation of a new hot line and a center for early intervention. he also talked a lot about school safety. he said it would like the general assembly to give $25 million to school safety. he would also like to create the maryland center for school safety. >> we can save lives and every life is precious. >> governor o'malley says all of this should be the top legislative priority for this legislative session. to did any of this past, it will take a
for the inauguration on monday. day of service activities have been going on all over the country today, as the obama administration renews its annual commitment to community service and volunteer work. vice president joe biden and his family did some volunteering today, too, filling care packages for troops overseas. >>> and here's a live look at the kids inaugural concert, just started few minutes ago at the washington convention center. who is that guy! ♪ >> oh, yeah, that's usher. first lady michelle obama and jill biden are hosting the ball, featuring performances from some of america's top performers, usher, katy perry and nick cannon. >>> this week, the secret service announced its security plans for the inauguration. several streets will be closed, memorial bridge shut down. and those who want to seat swearing-in ceremony and parade will have to go through security check points. >> reporter: we were invited inside what is called macc, multiassociation command center. >> protecting an event this large, complex, with this many different venues, with this number of people coming requires a lot
. these the number of public schools with armed personnel. 28,300 to around the country. and the reaction, the obama administration, my god, the nra has lost its mind to even suggest such a thing. lou: it is interesting because just by coincidence, i was in israel when the new town shooting took place, and the next morning hours touring the facility where they train security guards for their schools. they put those guards in after that school shooting in the 1970 and worked. in this country after columbine president clinton got funding for the cops in school programs which pays for many of those two. : thousand police. in other localities, private firms, and school boards volunteers provide security. why was it a smart idea when the israelis did it and a reasonable idea when bill clinton endorsed it and the insane idea when we suggested it? the fact is that america's parents want their kids protected, and there are two real basic problems here. what is the breakdown of our mental health system. almost all of these shooters are people he should not be allowed to possess any firearm. we have been urgi
the country and around the globe. seven americans taken hostage by terrorist yesterday in algeria. things getting scary in that part of the world. here at home, poor president obama can't win for losing. yesterday he was slammed by critics for inviting four kids from around the country to join him on stage as he talked about his proposals for gun control. in other words it's okay to mow down 20 first graders in newtown, connecticut but it's not okay to invite four kids to the white house to talk about how to keep them safe from guns. these people are nuts! all right. more about that and a whole lot more. but first here we go. the latest, today's current news update lisa ferguson standing by out in los angeles. early good morning to you lisa. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. 23 executive actions and a big to do list for congress all in the works now after president obama's announcement yesterday on the future of gun control. not surprisingly, not everyone so keen on what the president had to say yesterday. some republican state legislators have their own plan and that is to secede from
, as president obama prepares to announce his sweeping plan to curb gun violence tomorrow, across the country millions have already rushed out to buy a record number of new guns. and one man who thinks that's a very good thing, radio shock jock alex jones. he made national headlines last week with a fiery pro-gun tirade that quickly went viral, and that's not all he's got to say. here is abc's dan harris. >> reporter: are you for hitler or against hitler? whatever they say is the opposite. they never tell the truth. >> reporter: tonight as millions of americans worry about the government taking away their guns, this man, alex jones, is pushing a lot of buttons. >> and i'm here to tell you, 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms. we will not relinquish them. do you understand? >> reporter: when alex jones went on cnn's piers morgan to discuss gun control in the wake of the sandy hook massacre -- >> you're a hatchet man of the new world order. >> reporter: he created a sensation. this video went massively viral. >> you think you're a tough guy? have me back with a boxing ring
in the direction of this country. >> you ran on repealing obama care. >> i sure did. >> why didn't you co-sponsor the bill with michele bachmann when it was introduced? >> against i've only voted a couple times. i wasn't here i believe when it came throughivities it was the first bill introduced in the 113th, michele bachmann's former repeal of obama care, apparently has no co-sponsors. >> i'll have to go back, if we can jump on that, i will definitely be on that 100%. >> have you had a chance to meet michele bachmann and other tea party leaders witness the party? >> yes, sir, i have. >> what is your take? is the goal to work more cohesively within the new 113th and the republican caucus in general? or is it to be more, again, looking for the accountability that you are, probably a little more obstinate? >> no, i think what you'll see out of the 113th congress is we will come together, we will have better consensus and a better message action a clearer message when we come out of the conference and you'll see more unanimity -- sometimes that word is hard for me -- but more people behind t
to wave and say, we support you. >> reporter: the president and mrs. obama heard a sermon that reflected the theme of this inaugural. >> in all of our undertakings, we need to move forward under his leadership, move forward under his guidance and direction. i think if the country can come together and do that, we'll be a better place. >> reporter: today the president was sworn in on the bible used by abraham lincoln in the white house. tomorrow martin luther king's bible that accompanied him on marches, in jail cells, through times of struggle and sacrifice. >> dr. king knocked down walls, and he was scarred and stabbed and killed and jailed. barack obama crossed bridges from the rocks knocked down from the walls. >> reporter: civil rights lieders, actor jamie foxx joined in the wreath laying. >> i think it's a great day, an intersection of history where you have the president, who is the first black president, being inaugurated for the second time on dr. king holiday. >> reporter: parents brought their children to be part of it, visitors took pictures to remember this day. gail punch ca
close the real star of the show, first lady michelle obama. >> this is what inauguration is all about. about celebrating who we are as americans and all the things that make this country so great. >> it was a busy pre-inaugural day for the first lady and her husband, the president. they volunteered their time at a local school as part of this national day of service. they were honoring the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king. the president called on americans to do the same by helping them meeting neighbors in need. around the country, an estimated quarter million people did exactly that. volunteer organizations offer dozens of ways for people to serve their communities. regardless of age. >> this is a good job to give back to those people who need our help. >> you definitely want to give back and have people pay it forward. >> giving back the others on this national day of service. speaking of services, the president takes the official oath of office tomorrow at noon at the white house. in washington, wbal tv 11 is very >> now, you're a 11 insta weather plus forecast. >> temper
with nermeen shaikh. >> welcome to all our listeners and viewers from around the country and around the world. president obama is set to propose sweeping new gun restrictions today in an effort to curb gun violence one month after the newtown school massacre. obama will reportedly call for a ban on assault weapons, a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, and expanded background checks for gun buyers. white house press secretary jay carney spoke on tuesday. >> the president and vice president will hold in event here at the white house to unveil a package of concrete proposals to reduce gun violence and prevent future tragedies like the ones in newtown, connecticut. they will be joined by children from around the country who wrote the president letters in the wake of that tragedy, expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety along with their parents. >> obama's proposal is said to include 19 separate steps he could take through executive action. other aspects of the deal would have to go through congress. meanwhile, new york governor andrew cuomo has signed what is being
, rerebuilt every four years. since a huge crowd full of hope sauce the first swearing-in. says the country is headed in the right direction, as president obama's new portrayed is released. he likable at 61%, but only 29% say he's working effectively with congress. today there's more conflict. responding to the president's declaration that we won't negotiate. they cut off lawmakers' paychecks. >> why pay them if they don't do t the. >> it's been a long time. >> the bush -- and the clinton second term by scandal and impeachment. the any obama term starts with a confrontation. >> saying it's encouraging that republicans are backing off, in the words of the white house, a move to hold the u.s. economy hostage and force drastic spending cuts. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> security is a big concern this inauguration. special forces arrived today to help with crowd control. with details on how security is being mustled up. >> you know when you see a jersey barrier like we have here, that obviously means don't go there, but they don't work well on the water. >> it's no secret or surprise that a
has lowered its expectations. only 35% in the nbcs in/"wall street journal" poll says the country is headed in the right direction. as president obama's news portrayed is released, his approval stands at 52%. his likability at 61%, but only 29% say he is working effectively with congress. and today there's more conflict. responding to the president's declaration that he won't negotiate over the debt ceiling, republicans backed down. they raised the borrows limit but just for three months. if democrats don't great to a budget of deep spending cuts by april, they cut off lawmakers' paychecks i want why should the american public pay elected officials this they don't do their fundamental right to pass a budget. >> reporter: since richard nixon resigned, second terms have had negative starts. >> it's been a long time since we've seen a positive second term. >> the bush 43 second term was plagued by iraq and hurricane katrina. the clinton second term by scandal and impeachment. now, amid the preparations for celebration, the new obama term starts with a budget confrontation. -- saying
. romney attacked obama is deferred action policy that allows some young undocumented people to remain in the country temporarily, saying a more permanent solution was needed. romney was accused during the appearance of avoiding specific details about a possible permanent solution and asked to respond with a yes or no on whether he would deport undocumented youth. >> were not going to round up people around the country and deport them. i said during my primary campaign, time and again, were not won a round of 12 million people, that includes kids and parents, and have everyone deported. we need to provide a long-term solution. i've described the fact i would be in support of a program that said that people who served in our military to be permanent residents of the united states. unlike the president, when i am president, i will do what i promised. i will put in place an immigration reform plan that solves this issue. >> that was republican presidential mitt romney speaking during an interview on univision last week. he got much louder applause than president obama did, juan gonzalez.
to president obama on how to reduce gun violence in this country. a ban on assault weapons likely to be among those proposal. new york senator charles schumer today asked walmart and other retailers to stop selling those guns voluntarily. >> i'm urging our country's major gun retailers like walmart and sports authority, to suspend sales of modern assault-style weapons until congress is able to fully consider and vote on legislation to curb gun violence. >> gun shows are thriving ahead of any possible action in washington. the national rifle asees yation president david keen put the blame squarely on the white house. >> the two people who were selling so-called assault rifles are senator feinstein and president obama, not us. they are the ones that are scaring american gun owners. it isn't the nra. >> tomorrow marks one month since the massacre in newtown, connecticut, and residents are meeting there this afternoon to discuss what to do with the sandy hook elementary school which now stands vacant. susan candiotti is in newtown is there any consensus among the people there, those who have been
with the obamas yesterday for the first time. >> so done to earth. just a great guy. i can see why, you know he has that leadership. that i think we need, for this country to go forward. >> the famous picture of the first lady, donning her new bangs. look closely, there is hall. >> she was fantastic. yes, seems to be that her hair was the hit of the day. >> there will also be representatives there. troops that have been withdrawn from the wars in afghanistan and iraq, not to mention representatives of obamacare, as well as somebody representing the college side. pell grants. for a full list of the a-listers already making their arrivals here to the d.c. metro area. go to nbc washington.com. live in downtown, erica gun zal is, news 4. >> and in other news tonight. one person is recovering after a dog attack on a playground. police in falls church are now looking for two men who let the dog run loose this afternoon this happened at thomas jefferson emmen terry, police are describing the dog, similar to a pit bull. the victim, an adult may need rabies shots if they can't find the dog. >> a look at
. now to the other piece of this in washington. >> president obama said today he's reviewing a series of proposals from vice president biden about how to curb gun violence in this country. the president was asked about that fight today at his final news conference of his first term. he was also pressed about this looming fight over the debt ceiling. our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd, was part of the questioning. he joins us from there tonight. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. as you mentioned, vice president biden formally gave the president the gun violence task force recommendation that he was charged with getting. and while the president said he's formally going to unveil what his proposals are going to be, he did say today that if congress doesn't act at this news conference, he's willing to do it himself. during the hour-long press conference, president obama said he wants stronger background checks and limits on assault weapons and ammunition. but acknowledged the difficult politics. >> those are things i continue to believe make sense. will a
of president obama's gun control plan. critics argue that he is violating the constitution with his executive orders. holder is dismissing that attack and asked all mayors to back that order for the safety of the country. >> public service is never easy. there comes times when those of us who are elected or appointed positions must put the interest of those who we serve, we are privileged to serve above that which might be political ex- pediatric cent or professionally safe. this is one of those times. >> reporter: jooft president laid out tough restrictions for gun ownership. some members of congress expressed a concern for a ban on assault weapons and number of rounds in ammunition clips >>> we learned that one american is dead in the assault on a terror group in algeria. the militants are threatening more attacks as they try to deal for jailed terrorists. fox correspond ends amy come log reports. >> reporter: worn and weary but thankful to be alive. some of the hostages freed from the gas facility in algeria taken over by terrorists embracing after being brought to safety. others taken to
in northeast. thousands of volunteers in our area and across the country. they also volunteered for community service. it's all to honor the late martin luther king jr.. >> more importantly, everybody here, adults to children, understands the importance of his impact. >> tomorrow president obama takes the oath after office at noon to begin his -- of office at noon to begin his second term of office. it will be a private ceremony at the white house and the public swearing in takes place monday at the capitol followed by the inaugural parade. the service project today was at the d.c. armory. our surae chinn reports people who came out today were volunteering on behalf of the military men and women. >> reporter: navy commander rodney blevins is paying it forward and showing his son -- >> volunteering. >> reporter: along the way. >> one more. ♪ there you go. >> good job. >> it's all about giving something back to the community and what better way to do that than to bring my son out and teach him how it's done? >> starting our day with community service, giving back. >> oh i think this is awesom
in a rescue effort. the country's state news agency says terrorists were neutralized and many hostages were freed. it looks like president obama could pain on the gun control proposals. supporters got an e-mail promising more soon from the campaign organization. >>> the caps are taking another step to mend fences after the hockey lockout. they're hold ago practice tonight, free for those who want to go. dan hellie has a special guest who's more than ready for saturday. >> wendy brought it up, 119 days, but everybody is ready for hockey. there's going to be a scrimmage down here. the reg hear season opens on the road in tampa before coming back for the home opener. joining mess owner ted lee onon. after missing 34 games, did you ever really fear this wouldn't be a season at all? >> no, i thought we were in it together. the association we aren't that stressful. the players wanted to play, the owners wanted to play, but it was just trying to get to the point both sides were comfortable. >> reporter: why does hockey miss nor games than any other major sport? >> if i had the answer to that, i wo
president obama's sweeping gun plan. he says the govern orr's plan is on point, especially when it comes to gun restrictions. >> it's an issue across the country, and background checks are essential. >> i know it's a difficult task ahead, but we know you're up to the challenge. >> the governor introduced rashad baker and applauded the drop in violence in his county. >> i think it will make not only prince george's county safer, about you the state of maryland safer and send a signal to the rest of the country, this is how you make the country safer. >> reporter: the statewide ner that the governor is including was actually drafted by a prince george's county maryland delegate. we talked to him about that center and how it's going to impact. in annapolis, i'm tracee wilkins, news4. >>> the first day of testimony just wrapped up in the john leopold trial. he's accused even acted as hi personal nurse when he had surgery. johnson testified she did what he asked because she was afraid she would get fired s prosecutors claim he also used his security staff to help him have affairs with a count
, and president obama includes a parade with young people from around the country. >> what he is doing is going to high schools and colleges and groups that are never invited to a parade, much less the presidential inaugural parade. >> reporter: don't worry about breaking the federal budget with what he gets paid. >> it's all volunteer, and nobody gets money. and i hope they are not watching, but i would pay them for the honor of doing the announcing. >> reporter: barbara harrison, news4, washington. >>> while, his first official inauguration parade was for president eisenhower, but he got his start before that. >> he volunteered for president truman's inauguration when they needed a last-minute president, and that's 11 presidents over 60 years. >> if you look behind him, so many stories in that one room. every trophy, every little badge, and gosh, what a great interview. >> it would be great to sit with him and listen to his stories. >>> last minute work under way on the floats for tomorrow's parade. some states are getting special recognition, and hawaii and illinois will be represented for p
the national debt, doubled it. we are the only country in the world that has a ceiling. it is a scam. i remember alan greenspan saying it might not be a good idea to pay off the national debt. that was around 2000. obama, where he should do, if you could have a $1 trillion corn, make 16 of them, pay off the national debt, and go on about your business. host: now to jesse, republican caller in texas. caller: i just wanted to touch on a few things. i am kind of wondering about the debt ceiling. where they came up with this situation. it just does not make any sense, why they want to fool with other people's money whenever folks in the white house don't have to worry about their money and the big money people don't have to worry about their money. they are going to get paid. but the little man -- i am disabled -- the little man has to worry whether they will get paid or not. and when did they come up with this electoral votes? it does not make sense to me. the republicans had it. then the electoral votes came up. host: one of the callers mentioned no other countries do this. here is an opi
the president for accepting armed protection for his daughters at school, when mr. obama recently questioned the need for using police to step up security in schools across the country for regular folks. moments ago the white house responded calling the ad repugnant and cowardly. here is part of what they're talking about. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools? when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? >> bottom of the hour, we will ask our panel if using the president's daughters to make a point is fair game, or does the n.r.a. go too far? might the n.r.a. have even hurt its cause with this ad? and we'll circle back to what we now saw was the photo opportunity that the president had with young children flanking him as he put pressure on lawmakers to do what he wants on this issue. both sides using children, appropriate? we'll talk about it. in the meantime, you can find out more about the president's specific proposals going to our website at foxnews.com/politics. well, as this all plays
and the family. obama's second inaugural address coming up soon would be a good time for him to rely on the country that the government is dependent on the people, not the other way around. we also need more clarity and discussion from all of the leaders about the importance of family despite the widespread acceptance that children do better with two-parent married households despite what we know about the instability in financial hardships caused by single parents trying to raise children on their own and despite statistics about the worst educational attainment, greater criminal justice and a great welfare usage among the single parent families, despite all of that our leaders, our universities, our media and religious institutions and the leaders of the groups where the problem of single parenthood is the most severe both of the african-american and hispanic community refused to take this issue on the aggressively or deal with in any meaningful way. this problem is particularly glaring in the reporting of most of our media, which to it sometimes credit devotes great effort in chro
are on the verge of exploding. i believe obama is getting a pass on the responsibility. paul ryan's plan, if it had been pushed through, how would it have affected the financial condition of this country? thank you. guest: thank you. chairman paul ryan, the chairman of the house budget committee, has had budget the last seniors. if they had been implemented fully, what would happen is we would not have a balanced budgets. that's a dream that those of us who wanted 25 years ago, have admitted cannot be done in a short time. what it would have done would be to reduce the increase of our debt and it would have made our debt rise by a smaller margin than the increase in our gross domestic product. that's all we want. we want to stabilize this debt somewhere around 60% of gdp. that's a number that the international monetary fund and others have said is sustainable level. right now the $16.40 trillion is at 102% of gdp in it we have a tough time ahead of us. the paul ryan bill, had it become law, and done something useful. but you will notice that it did not. the american people had this debate during th
. that with obama care is going to be possible. now every health insurance plan in the country will require addiction and mental health treatment as part of the every insurance package. so now when you go in for your checkup, with your going to get your checkup from the neck up, too. you'll be tested whether you have depression, anxiety or any kind of dependency issue. and that's good for all of us. because you can't treat diabetes or asthma or cardiovascular disease if you're not addressing the drinking or depression or anxiety. the earlier we start doing this, the better it is going to be for all of us. chris's book does a lot of that educating. >> most of these issues develop in adolescence and intervention at that point is the surest way of changing trajectory. >> very interesting. let me say, i have so many questions to ask you. we, of course, know you as a former congressman. >> yes. >> very public battles play out on the front pages. i want to spend a little bit of time on this, but for those watching, they're kennedy cousins, what do they have to worry about? you sit here today diff
gun control and immigration. obama 2012 campaign manager, jim messina will head that group. it will be separate from the democratic national committee. >>> hillary clinton will step down as secretary of state with the vast majority of the country approving of the job she's done. an nbc news poll finds that 69% of americans approve of the job she's done while only 25% disapprove. secretary clinton widely seen as the early favorite to get the democratic nod for president in 2016, although she has not said whether she's interested in running. >>> it is now 4:49. feel free to tweet and text away during monday's inauguration. the biggest cell phone carriers are making sure you don't lose service during the inauguration. this is a much bigger issue than it was for the first inauguration four years ago. more than 130 million americans now you have smartphones according to the wireless association. just 41 million had smartphones in 2009. cell phone carriers are encouraging you to send text messages instead of making calls. phone calls use more of the network. >>> metro is offering
pbs stations. >> woodruff: again, the major developments of the day. president obama made ready to announce his strategy for cutting gun violence, as new york state's legislature enacted the toughest gun law in the country. former cycling great lance armstrong reportedly admitted to doping during his career during an interview with oprah winfrey. online we have the story of a boston eatery where second chances for employees come with a side of slaw. hari sreenivasan explains. >> sreenivasan: haley house has served time for weapons violations, drug trafficking, even murder. now, they're serving up lunch, and redefining their lives while working at this popular neighborhood restaurant. all that and more is on our web site, newshour.pbs.org. judy? >> woodruff: and that's the newshour for tonight. on wednesday, we'll have full coverage of president obama's push for new gun laws. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. we'll see you online, and again here tomorrow evening. thank you, and good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railw
president obama's first inauguration. most restaurants aren't taking reservation. some are. but the majority are accepting more walk-ins. >> we are filled to capacity. people coming in from all over the country looking for tables. we're more than happy to accommodate those we can get in. >> reporter: some hotels are still taking reservations, like the hampton inn on massachusetts avenue and 6th street. rooms cost from $130 to $500. closer to the action on pennsylvania avenue, hotels are filled. but some high-end hotels still have rooms in some of their high-priced suites. >> i think the international event was a special event. we're not as busy as last time, but we're still very, very busy. right now we have some rooms left this weekend. hopefully pry to monday we'll be sold out. >>> a lot of people won't be staying in those hotel rooms too long. there's so much going on. >> no kidding. and what rooms are left tend to be fairly expensive at this point in time. one thing you definitely need when you're booking your hotel room, you need one with a fireplace. going to be a little on the chilly
it just all over the country. >> clearly big controversy. listen to this one. the national rifle association releasing a new video on its website tuesday. it calls president obama a, quote, elitist hypocrite, for having secret service protection of his daughters at school but saying he was skeptical about installing guards in all schools. >> i think what's fascinating about that particular video, it starts out by saying in sort of this booming voice, are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? >> don't you think that's c confusing the issue a little? he's the president. i mean, come on. >> clearly, but it goes to show you how emotional this issue is. >> absolutely. so let's cloud the issue so we can't get to the bottom of it, right? >>> all right. more trouble this morning for the boeing dreamliner. two japanese airlines have grounded their fleets of 787s after an emergency landing in western japan. the flight was headed to tokyo this morning w
years ago, i will say in the air and certainly in temperatures of temperature, but certainly the obama administration that hopes maybe coming out of some of the celebration still in the air here they'll start or try to bring the country together. you mentioned that vice-president biden will be going first, in just a few moments, justice sonia sotomayor will swear him in and he and the president will be at arlington national cemetery laying a wreath at the tomb of unknown and in the blue room hine me on the aren't side because the constitution says he needs to be sworn in on january 20th and the ceremonial stuff will happen on the capitol west front tomorrow. some of the celebration started yesterday, a children's inaugural ball the first lady went to along with dr. jill biden and trying to get folks involved this and also the president and first lady participating in a day of service, they participated in a project here, service project here in washington d.c. and they had a lot of cabinet members, the vice-president and others doing that as well and when the president had a chance to
the country and seen on current tv this is the "bill press show." >> bill: today, vice president joe biden meeting with president obama to present to him the recommendations out of his task force. he's been hard at it for the last month in the wake of the newtown, connecticut. to come up with recommendations for the congress. and according to some lawmakers 19 steps that the vice president feels the president himself can take without needing congressional authority on the issue of gun violence. this time it looks like it's just not going to go away. there will be some action. randi weingarten is very much part of that conversation. representing america's teachers as president of the american federation of teachers. before we go to the phones, randi, peter you've been following social media comments. >> we're tweeting at bpshow. rd copeland says barack obama was right. the money drives the nra. it is why nra want more guns in schools and not less. profits above all. even kids' safety. karen, short and to the point says nra sells guns from fear. they will never be sensible. we're tweeting at
, too. >> not eefrn sven she could ee first lady michelle obama. >> this is what inauguration is all about. it's about celebrating who we are as americans and all of the things that make this country so great. >> it was a busy inaugural day for the first lady and her husband the president. >> they volunteered their time at a local school as part of the national day of service. they were honoring the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king and the president called on americans to do the same by helping neighbors in need. around the country an estimated quarter million people did he can exactly that. blocks from the white house they designated ways for people to serve the community regard lgs of age. >> this is a good job to give back to people who need our help. >> you want to give back and have people pay it forward. >> taking saefgs in giving back to others on this national day of service. >> speaking of service the president faces the official t oath of office in the white house. wbal-tv 11 news. >>> come night to be a night to recommend for four u.s. service members. take a l
of he epsiode mass violence, we experience that across the country. year, 33rday of the americans are killed with guns. president obama will take the oath of office, and during those 0our years, some 4800 americans will be killed with guns. twice as many people as were killed in combat in the vietnam war. i have made it clear our has threesan coalition requiring legislation and four calling for executive action and i hope they will support all seven. first and most urgently -- we need the presidenet and congress congress to require background checks at gun sales and online. private sales account for 40% of gun sales nationally. there were more than 6 million gun sales that happened with no background checks. many of these are handguns, used in 90% of all firearms murders. across the united states, 80% or ofgun owners and 90% americans require gubackground checks for gun sales. we have laws on the books requiring background checks when dealers sell guns. it is time for the president and congress to make this the law of the land. 40% that the law does not apply to is a sham. and con
. two of them laying a wreath and marking the importance of those who have served their country and given their lives as we get ready for the events on monday. that's what i know. [inaudible question] >> both the bidens and the obamas will participate on saturday. that will be here in the metro area. we have a number of cabinet officials that will be participating and we will be making announcements on that in the coming days. as you know, odds are you will know when it happens, but they will be doing something and that will be the entire family. >> just a follow-up on the fundraising question, if you have leftover funds, where do you plan to use those funds? presidential library? >> you know, i can honestly i don't know. there are rules that regulate what we can and can't do with those funds. i know some funds were used to do repairs on the national mall through the association that governance the national mall. that's a bridge we'll cross when we come to it. but there are a number of civic-minded things to do if we are lucky to have access funds when it is all said and done. >
, every single day across our country. every day of the year, an average of 33 americans are murdered with guns. here is another way to think about what that means. one week from today, president obama will take the oath of office for his second term. unless we take action, during those four years, some 48,000 americans will be killed with guns. nearly twice as many people as were killed in combat during the entire vietnam war. when i have talked with the vice president, i have made it very clear that our bipartisan coalition of mayors is supporting seven measures. three that need legislation and for that require only executive action. we are hopeful the president and vice president will support all seven. i just wanted to touch on each of them briefly. first, most urgently, we need the president and congress together to require background checks for all gun sales, including private sales at gun shows and online. private sales now account for more than 40% of all gun sales nationally. which means that in 2012 alone, there were more than 6 million gun sales that happened with no projec
or worse every single day across our country. because every day of the year an average of 33 americans are murdered with guns. here's another way to think about what that means. one week from today president obama will take the oath of office for his second term. and unless we take action during those four years, some 48,000 americans will be killed with guns, nearly twice as many people as were killed in combat during the entire vietnam war. when i've talked with the vice president, i have made it very clear that our bipartisan coalition of mayors is supporting seven measures, three that need legislation and four that require only executive action. and we're hopeful the president and vice president will support all seven. and i just wanted to touch on each of them briefly. first and most you urgently, wed the president and congress together to require background checks for all gun sales including private sales at gun shows and online. these private sales now account for more than 40% of all gun sales nationally which means that in 2012 alone there were more than six million gun sales
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